Tuesday, 30 April 2013

NEW! LIMITED Edition 'Sparkle' Scooter and Bicycle Ribbons

If you love riding your scooter and / or bicycle, then you will have to get your hands on a pair of these, brand new and very limited edition (only 5 pairs available) 'Sparkle' ribbons. They are very pretty, made from pink satin ribbon, pink organza ribbon, silver and white gross grain ribbon and to top it all off, beautiful velvet pink and sparkly silver ribbon. How can you resist?

Check out the video below, to see them in action. Thanks to my lovely Claudia for being the star of these once again!

Other colours available there too.......

Would love to hear your thoughts, just leave a comment below.

Friday, 26 April 2013

New Colouring Sheets for The Rock

I have been working on some new designs for the children'd colouring sheets for the Rock restaurant near us. The original 5 have gone down well, so I did 11 more, and to my very pleasant surprise they wanted all 11, hooray! Here are a few, if you want to see more, you'll have to get down to the Rock for some lovely food, or wait until my colouring book is published.

I think I now have nearly enough for a colouring book, what do you think? Is 20 images enough for a colouring book, would love to hear your thoughts, leave a comment below!

A Very Lovely Party and a Very Lovely Day

Well, haven't got round to writing for a few days, but thought I would update you on how Claudia's party went.

She woke up, full of excitement, of course, being four is extremely exciting! And when she went down stairs, was greeted by a big pile of presents, even more exciting.

Then we had to get to work, it always seems to take us ages to get everyone ready and out of the house. We had a few things to do, and even when we don't have anything to do it's a challenge to leave before 10am.

I had finished decorating the cake, my mum was down to help, so she did the chocolate bit, and then I did the arty bit. Icing is not the easiest medium to work with, but I was pleased with the result, and Claudia was thrilled (which was the main thing!).

Once sandwiches were made, party bags filled and thecar was loaded, it was time to head to the hall. We hung the bunting, set up the face painting table, set up the dinner table while Claudia and Henry raced about.

At 11 everyone started turning up, and the games commenced.

There were all sorts of games, which my husband thought up as he went along (dressed in some dog ears I had made him that morning!) as he had forgotten his list. Pass the parcel, musical statues, musical chairs, egg and spoon race, what's the time mr wolf. Oh yes all the classics! All the kids loved it, he only made one of them cry for a very little while by being a too scary wolf!! 

The party lunch was also a success, and we were left with very few left overs. And all the cake got eaten, couldn't believe it, was really looking forward to having some for my tea later on, it was delicious, and a good family team effort.

For a treat afterwards (thanks to my Mum) we went to the Rock restaurant in Wimborne, for some delicious lunch for the grown ups, and ice cream all round. And we got to see my prints on the wall in there too!!

A lovely day, and a very happy birthday!


Monday, 15 April 2013

Party Preparations Continue

Since our trip in the car, and party planning session, the big day is getting ever closer!

We have made some good headway, first and foremost invitations have been sent. the theme being 'Cat, Dog and Fairy' I saw a window to put pen to paper and design her some invitations, see below, she was very pleased with them!

So they were sent out, and most people are able to come, hooray!

Next job I thought I better get on with was the 10 metres of bunting Claudia had asked me to make, I am getting very fond of my sewing machine, and starting to feel quite at home on it lately, so I have been enjoying making a load of bunting for her, and very pleased with the result.

We bought some balloons today as well, and baked and froze the sponge part of the cake (that was Pete's job, with some little helpers!) I'm ready for the icing part.....more photos to follow! 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


I have been working on a Pinterest board inspired by my 'Campfire' painting. There are so many lovely images and ideas on Pinterest, it's lovely looking around. I always get inspired for things to do with the kids, I have included a few'dens' on here, which we will, no doubt, be trying out soon.

'Campfire' Open edition signed A3 print.

Let me know what you think, and leave a comment below.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Two Etsy Treasury Lists

Lately I have been working on my Etsy networking, not that it really feels like 'working', it is such a pleasure looking around the site and finding lots of beautiful things to 'favourite' and talented people to follow!

It is always lovely to click on the 'activity' button and see that some one has 'favourited' something in your shop or 'favourited' your whole shop. Lately I have had my mini bunting featured in 2 treasury lists, very exciting. There are so many lovely things, it feels like such an honour that some one has chosen something I made to put on their list.

Here are the links to the 2 lists my bunting has been on......

Party Time Treasury List

Vintage Style Treasury List

Thanks to Sarit Lulae Nikule for including me!

you can find my Etsy shop here

Etsy Shop

Let me know what you think of the lists. Maybe try and make one for yourself, there's lots to choose from!

Card and Gift Blog

I am really excited to have been featured in the 'Card and Gift Blog' today. I feel a little bit famous!


I completed a questionnaire all about my art, and now it's live on their website. It is a lovely blog, and is currently featuring a 'Behind the Design' series on lots of different artists, have a read, its great!

Planning a Party (nearly 4 year old style!)

We just spent Easter weekend up in Morpeth (where my husband's family live). We had a lovely time, but it is VERY far away (6 hours drive). So on the way there we drove after bath time and our 2 children slept most of the way, ideal. On the way back we left in the afternoon so we would get home too late, what with it being a school night (for Pete).

This was fine, but meant lots of ideas to keep Claudia and Henry from getting too bored and wanting to get out half way down the M1. Ipad and phones came in handy (not sure how much got deleted off Pete's phone by Henry) but it kept them happy for a while! Once that ran it's course, we decided to start planning Claudia's party, she is going to turn 4 in two weeks.

It killed a lot of time, and we got all the plans sorted. Guest list, we had to stop suggesting people as Claudia just said yes to anyone we suggested she may like to invite. Menu, got some good ideas together, and party games too. It should be a great day, getting quite excited about it.

The theme is going to be 'Cat, Dog and Fairy', original, I like it! 

Claudia has also commissioned me to make a whole load of pink and purple bunting so this

will soon be turned into something like this

More photos to come when the design for the invites is done! Claudia now knows what the date is, as she is counting down to her party. Watch this space!